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20 SOLIDWORKS Enhancement Ideas to Vote for! (in case you are too busy to read all 972 submissions)

SOLIDWORKS Vote

It must be very easy being a SOLIDWORKS Product Development Manager nowadays. The users are pretty much doing your job. 🙂 It is that time of the year again, when all SOLIDWORKS users are invited to vote for the Top 10 Enhancement Ideas to be…

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Where can I get the What’s New documentation for the latest release of SolidWorks?

This is a question we are asked periodically when SolidWorks has made a new release of their products available. It’s not that SolidWorks users are looking for bedtime reading to place on their night-stands. Typically the SolidWorks user-base is evaluating if they should update to…

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Make SolidWorks Better! – Submit Your Ideas for the “SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten Ideas Contest”

SOLIDWORKS Vote

Great News – the submission has been opened for new ideas on improving SolidWorks! It is the best opportunity for you, the users, to make your voice heard by the product definition groups at DS SolidWorks. The top ten ideas (based on your votes) will be…

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SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: What Was Hard Now Is Easy When Applying Tangent Mates [VIDEO]

SolidWorks has always been a user-friendly software, mostly because 99.9% of the workflows in SolidWorks are natural, like in the real life. From this point of view, compared with other CAD software packages, users are really pampered when working in the SolidWorks Universe. It is understandable then why some SolidWorks users might become frustrated when having to find workarounds for the other 0.1% of the situations, when the solution to a specific problem is not so intuitive. Case in hand: applying a simple tangent mate between a curvilinear edge or a sphere and another face was very hard to do in SolidWorks 2013 and older versions. The Javelin Blog published such a solution in the past. The SolidWorks Forum has a full discussion about this topic turned into a…

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SOLIDWORKS Replace Sketch Entity [VIDEO]

Doesn’t matter if you are The Company Owner, a Manager, a SolidWorks Expert or just a SolidWorks Beginner, you will be extremely happy taking advantage of the most important enhancement introduced to SolidWorks this year: the ability to replace sketch entities. As the owner, CEO or manager you will notice how much faster your design team will be able to change their design intent during all phases of the design process. What before would take them hours can be done now in seconds. Moreover, the number of errors in your drawings and, ultimately, in your products will decrease by an order of magnitude! If you are a SolidWorks Power User, a large portion of your work time was most likely dedicated troubleshooting and fixing your colleagues models after they…

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Help Improve SolidWorks’ Help File

There are many different ways for users to provide feedback to SolidWorks and on this blog we have already describe various workflows for: Submitting Enhancement Requests using the Customer Portal Submitting, Discussing and Voting the Top 10 Ideas for the SolidWorks World Submitting Problems to the…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day: Envelopes Simplify In-Context Design

Building new parts directly in the context of an assembly is a very powerful technique that has been available in SolidWorks for a long time. Watching such components update in sync as the user intended, just by modifying a few dimensions in the assembly, is magical. A properly built top-down assembly is a thing of beauty. That being said, most users are apprehensive when doing in-context design, just because such a top-down assembly can be a minefield, waiting for the wrong step of an inexperienced user. One of these very dangerous mines is the InPlace mate, which is used for locating parts created in the context of an assembly. The InPlace mate is a very useful tool but a very dangerous one. Some people believe that in…

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Vote on your favorite ideas for improving SolidWorks

Great News – the voting has been opened for new ideas on improving SolidWorks software! It is probably the best opportunity for us, the users, to make our voice heard by the product definition groups at DS SolidWorks. The top ten ideas (based on our votes) will be presented at SolidWorks World 2012. Historically, over 85% of the enhancement requests on each year’s top ten list are implemented in future releases of SolidWorks. So vote on a favorite enhancement you would like to see and it may just show up in a future release. To access the voting page you have to be a SolidWorks subscription customer with a forum account on http://forum.solidworks.com. Once you are logged in to your forum account, please CLICK HERE to start voting.

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ENHANCEMENT REQUEST! Tell SOLIDWORKS What You Want in their Software

Every SOLIDWORKS user at one time or another has likely found themselves working with the software and caught themselves thinking, “Hey, it would be great if it could do this”, or, “it would be awesome if it had this feature!” Well, I have good news! …

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